Speakers Announced for IPAF U.S. Convention in October

Jim Maddux, Director, OSHA Directorate of Construction, will speak at the IPAF US Convention that will be held on October 21 and 22, 2013 in Chicago. He joins an excellent line-up of speakers and will discuss the need to address falls from height and OSHA’s fall protection campaign to raise awareness and give employers guidance on the need to address this hazard.

Other top speakers include Brad Boehler, president of Skyjack, who will discuss AWP risk assessment and product selection, and Craig Paylor from SmartEquip, former president of JLG, who will examine how technology can assist companies in being more efficient, productive, and profitable.

There will be a panel discussion on the subject of egress from an elevated AWP, and breakout sessions on AWPs and MCWPs. Ron Pilla from Valcourt will share his experience in training employees in a manner that they understand, and Teresa Kee from NES Rentals will outline the company’s experience of using eLearning to conduct AWP operator training.

“Early bird” convention rates are available until October 2, so book your ticket now.

The Convention is sponsored by NES Rentals (diamond sponsor), Skyjack (diamond sponsor) and JLG (gold sponsor). It will take place at the Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites Hotel. IPAF has agreed a special room rate of $129 per night. To get this rate, call 800/468-3571 before September 30.

NES Rentals is offering the AWPs for Managers training course on the afternoon of October 22, immediately after the close of the Convention. The course will be held at the NES offices, right next door to the convention hotel.

More details on the event are at www.ipaf.org/usconvention